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accusations of racism and brutality is on the streets of brooklyn for the day after the police shooting of a black teenage boy. the u.n. says children are being used as fighters by both government and opposition forces in syria. despite an international. rage in europe with a block wide. budget cuts that the blame for epidemic of unemployment. also has a new leader comes to power in china beijing and washington struggle for dominance and.
international news and comment from our studio here in moscow this is. twenty four hours a day. at least forty people have been arrested in new york on a third night of demonstrations off to police shot dead a black sixteen year old authorities say the officers were acting in self-defense when they fought eleven rounds at the teenager but the protesters accuse police of systematic racism and brutality. has more. the night began on wednesday with a peaceful vigil to honor kamani gray but soon after and in a rage crowd split off and a vigil broke out into the streets and subsequently with police officers dressed in riot gear what fueled all these anger is the fact that the autopsy article money was released wednesday indicating that the sixteen year old boy was struck for
seven times by bullets the real those bullets hit him from behind but this clearly will be anger that that has already been boiling for days many new yorkers believe that this is another indication other example of a risk we tell them of police targeting minorities according to the new york city police department what they say is that on saturday evening to clean clothes officers out of a car in these flatbush and eleven thirty pm it was an unmarked car and were approaching kamani gray they said and at that point you were shuffling with his pants or his belt and according to police they say that gray out and gone and pointed at the under cover officers and not one they fired off a lebron rounds at the teenager shooting him seven times by friends and family of gray i spoke with one personally told me that this young boy would never ever point
a gun at a police officer any police officer let alone two that were there on c.n.n. money griese mother carol gray as well as other relatives are according to reports planning to hold a press conference in brooklyn thursday afternoon it is not clear what they will yet discussed previously gray's parents said that they would not speak publicly until the violence stops but clearly there's been a change of heart in this news is coming from a spokesperson for the families of. their three. a program to boldly say no one has said before bradley manning became a whistleblower because of the u.s. army's blood lust and the audio from his court hearing looks at what could his case do to the whistle blower movement. still to come but first child soldiers are fighting on both sides of the bloody conflict in syria that's according to un
investigators in charities as the crisis in syria approaches its second anniversary this week the u.n. is warning that this is not a simple battle between good rebels and an evil regime reporter. has this update now from damascus. the conflict is getting more complicated we have seen many many phenomena regarding the children being involved in this crisis we have seen many children eighteen and these children in the school ages where there's going to destroy and they don't have any other thing that we could and sometimes paid for paid for to get paid and one of the most important example of this was the video that was produced or let's say on you tube something like a month a month two months ago child of seven years old by heading cutting the head of a military officer in an airport and we have many reports about position position of force especially from a group in syria they are recruiting people are recruiting children between eleven
years old and fifteen years old in order to fight with this extremist group against the government extremist groups are getting more control over that evolution we have a very remarkable report by al qaeda of attacking some syrian soldiers in iraq and we have also some areas where the extremists are the group trying to implement and . in some areas openly and in italy implementing all that all the traditional laws of al qaeda inside the cities russia says any attempt by foreign governments to rebels in the conflict would be a breach of international law that follows britain's admission that it is ready to ignore the embargo to help the rebels fight president assad in this. explains foreign involvement is increasing all the time. the syrian uprising the last of the arab spring sprang up in march two thousand and eleven by august of that year when in another arab spring country in libya colonel gadhafi had lost defacto power it
was already clear who was next in the firing line this morning president obama called on assad to step aside as if on cue many others would soon echo the same rhetoric is time for bashar to go to the message to president assad is it is time for transition it is totally to go because the regime of bashar al assad must come to an end we ask the regime to step down. has to go syrian forces fighting assad immediately felt encouraged the train was in motion and a two year journey later had the destabilization on syria has been a us nato project from day one they have lined up all of their allies in a very ugly effort to overturn the government of syria and to create instability at every and. so perhaps america did indeed pull the others
in to then pull itself out two years on washington is criticized for its failure to bring things to a head in syria both at home and abroad we are providing vital humanitarian assistance for my as tarion assistance doesn't stop bombs the rebels who have suffered losses as heavy as the military now see they feel betrayed by the u.s. we did not get any real action on the ground from the united nation from the united states speculation is brewing that washington is starting to view the assad regime as the lesser of two evils preferable to radical jihadist groups the obama administration although there are levels and levels of what you what governments do basically it is it has been interested in seeing. there is a way out of this mess but in reality america is still in it white house decision last month may have ruled out arming the rebels an idea backed by the pentagon cia
and state department but the country's doing little to stop others doing just that washington was silent when another made to member turkey asked for the arms embargo to be lifted nor did protest when the arab league gave the go ahead for weapons supplies and more recently when the u.k. said it could veto the use arms ban the us of a no objections everyone knows that. if it were to tell saudi arabia or qatar or turkey or whoever of its friends there that they should stop well everyone knows that but he would prevail instead the u.s. has decided to watch from a safe distance played a crucial role in starting the americans can't fix this problem syrians have to fix this problem is genuinely surprising after telling years seventy thousand deaths a million people displaced tough sanctions imposed on syria dozens of countries
within nato and the arab league can damn in assad and urging him to go and after so much money and weaponry invested to achieve this to hear america's ambassador to syria saying that only syrians can fix their problems perhaps there was a time when syrians could have resolved things on their own but pressure from the outside has been relentless and now it could simply be too late for anybody to fix this race national party moscow. so the leaders of britain france say they could well supply weapons to the syrian rebels despite a u.n. embargo well on our website we're asking you what that could perhaps lead to well let's look at the results so far on screen where we can see that to most of those who voted say over forty percent say that this will only prolong the conflict and lead to more bloodshed we can see there about a quarter twenty four percent say this will cause other countries to both sides in
the conflict ultimately setting the whole region on fire slightly fewer believe that such a move would spark a worldwide diplomatic crisis and just seven percent say that this could actually lead to an end in the conflict with the opposition emerging victorious that's what you've said so far if you haven't already done so because to vote on our own could he would have to say well for analysis on the possibility of western nations arming the rebels let's join r.t. contributor afshin rattansi he is in london actually we just saw the results of our web site there the majority say that if you do start arming the rebels this will merely prolong the conflict do you agree with that sentiment well of course arming any nation helping any people is going to cause more violence massacres in syria they don't even have names anymore like they did on behalf of i want to tell you bill that this is a studio in central london i traveled on the way to the studio along the path of where islam ist so-called islam is terrorism it london it's it's bizarre laura
obviously william hague in cameron in france all i can think of arming is the us in syria to say that was it could be facing revenge attacks as a result of this. well i mean the blowback will occur presumably a few years later but it is astonishing that the leaders of france and britain could think of for trying to overthrow a secular government in the middle east with british and french arms being supplied to his ministers action is not just the british and french of course the arab league they've officially said they will now give weapons to the rebels so really extra weapons coming from france britain would not make much of a difference well i think what britain and france should be doing is saying that. well should they be arming rebels in saudi arabia and in persian gulf dictatorships which are polled hobby islam
a kind of beliefs that produce bombs in london and of course in new york and washington it is astonishing as a as i said before and the fact that the persian gulf monarchies which make up most of that arab league i think in there for continuing their arming of islam is rebels only makes it more important that security council u.n. security council members like china and russia trying to uphold some kind of arms embargo too many people have died what would be the the fallout in france and britain indeed went ahead with outs independently should say without any sanctions at all what one of the diplomatic consequences of that do you think. well some are already saying that they have been there they have been there in the past two years it's two years since the uprising in daraa with so many legitimate demands of the outside government and there's no doubt i think in my mind anyway that there are british and french special forces on the ground in syria helping to overthrow that
government the impact of french and british a valid military support to overthrow a government in the middle east i think the consequences for britain and france will have to wait and see but i don't think they'll be very good for the civilian populations of fronts of britain and of course the idea that these weapons you get into the wrong hands it's reportedly said that those weapons that went to the libyan rebels got into the hands of extremist islamists don't britain france see that happening in syria by definition the arms that would be supplied by the french and british governments would be in the wrong hands because they are supplying rebels in a civil war and therefore they are the wrong hands no matter who britain or france on and so this is i think what's interesting here is that washington and what your report earlier alluded to is much more nervous about the arming of rebels because they are obviously concerned that the afghanistan scenario is beginning yet again
but it is so sad that leaders of countries like france and britain can think of these because many people would just say blowback will be for naught but many people might say challenge and say look these are innocent people who need to be protected from the onslaught of assad's regime from his soldiers so what do you say to that these people have a right to protect themselves to any. it is to the syrian people to overthrow president assad if they wish it's not up to britain or france they've done enough damage in the middle east over the past one hundred hundred or so years or more. now just one final point the israeli military intelligence chief he said said is prepared to use chemical weapons against the rebels i mean would he really do that very money international reaction and presumably president assad will so use yellowcake uranium from asia and all manner of different types of
w m d. the israeli government obviously is not to be trusted on any of this but what is interesting of course is on syria's southern border what the jordanians will be doing and of course what's happening on the golan heights currently illegally occupied by the zionist government of tel aviv i think what the arab governments rather than trying to overthrow. mr assad what they should all be is trying to reinforce united states united nations sanctions that show that israel continues to violate international law she will leave it there thank you very much indeed for joining us live that you were dancing contributor that on t.v. well now it's a story whether a hollywood blockbuster it features a ukrainian journalist held hostage by bandits in syria fifty million dollars ransom and a daring escape. at some point i realized that you thought i'd be killed by the army is that was held in
a location from where dependents were firing rockets or i'd be killed by the rebels . in an exclusive interview with r.t. said she had to cross fifteen kilometers of mountainous terrain on foot before finding shelter find out more from the journalist only count. well we've got more news coming your way that softer this short break this is r.t. live in moscow stay with us. they've been living this way since the seventeenth century. there are a cool trick. their communities on the silicon. they clearly distinguish between their own and the alien.
continues here in l a t in a day of action involving some of the largest trade unions in europe is coinciding with a two day e.u. summit in brussels with protesters wanting to see drastic job shortages tackled across the bloc a situation that's been made worse by deep the sturdy cuts while correspondent to us it is in brussels and reports on the agonies and aspirations of those protesting . well we're here today in brussels where thousands of people are gathered from across the e.u. what's a protest against the a stairway that they're seeing across the a continental angry at the a cuts thousands of job cuts that they've already seen in their own countries. talk of the. us a rather than imposes thirty they can fight the enterprises and hire more workers because of their less people working when there are less consumers to make the economy work but of course no they won't listen to anything and that's why we're here because they won't listen. so we will say what we need to come back if we have to and do this all the time. for so long
of heard all of you had to pick. from so all and was elected the workers have only been disappointed he's doing the opposite of what he promised during the elections the social benefits system for example he cut social benefits alone to simply a continuation of nicolas sarkozy's we must fight against this situation. now interestingly enough just beyond this facade over here that's where the twenty seven e.u. leaders will be gathering for the e.u. summit to discuss precisely a stereo and unemployment and the policies that they've been imposing to try to get out of this a sovereign debt crisis going on for three years now with twenty seven million the e.u. citizens unemployed that's eleven percent of the population and what's interesting is there's always a debate about austerity versus growth but economists are now pointing to the fact that the social impact is actually one of the biggest factors that could be breaking the very fabric of the e.u. even if those economists from think tanks that have been advising the e.u.
they're warning that this kind of social dissatisfaction could really bubble over and cause bigger rupture than they've already been seeing so far and the economic theories have been argued before people here say there's absolutely no theory to be argued when they're looking at their own lives they have no jobs and they don't have enough money and that's simply the reality that they're seeing on the ground across europe. international consultant and former deputy speaker of the belgian parliament a lot of unused he says it is a struggle that will last for years. one cannot measure social service not social show on a day by day basis this is definitely a long term struggle that's going to take years and definitely what we see now more and more is government and government involvement and ball assists that go against the will on their own people now they call it austerity they call it courageous decision and so on basically what it is is the destruction of the social gold
backed as it was constructed after the second world war and that is exactly what the problem is that for the moment the willingness to listen to when these people have to say i mean it's always about austerity it's also about privatization it's always about cutting down public services who do voices that say you have to do exactly the opposite to revive the economy are not being heard and that's why you get these protests i mean this is the way to forms of extremism people who are desperate special young people look for answers on the extremes with us from the left side on the right said his mother but if you want to really prevent this to happen there's only one way out you have to invest you have to invest in jobs and jobs but especially for the young that's the only way to do it. is still to come the new pope all the problems sex abuse scandals corruption within the catholic church in shrinking congregations just some of the challenges the first latin
american pontiff will have to cope with. the first in china she jim ping has been formally confirmed as the new president completing a lengthy transition process he's already announced his first priorities as leader tackling corruption and narrowing the wealth gap at home and boosting the military budget the plans come amid u.s. efforts to gain a stronger foothold in asia a tendency that has put beijing on edge of washington has been expanding its military reach in the region as you can see on the map here. well for more on this let's cross live to china expert martin jakes and the author of the book called when china rules the world the end of the western world and the birth of a new global order. martin it looks like he's just simply going to adopt the foreign policy course of his predecessors so what will that mean for relations between beijing and washington what it looks as if we have
a technical problem there i thought has been rather still there and that's martin jake's hopefully talking to us a bit later now so we'll have to abandon that interview with him and as i say we'll try and get back to him in the next few minutes or indeed in the next hour sorry about that well the power games between the u.s. and china are also playing out in the digital world washington has lashed out at beijing accusing chinese hackers of masterminding attacks on american soil security . investigating whether the u.s. is really the victim here. a bigger threat than al qaeda this is how washington officials now describe the legit cyber attacks coming from china u.s. stop or delegates officials now rank the threat of computer large foreign of sorts higher than terrorism transnational organized crime and weapons of mass destruction for the first time since nine eleven washington has long accuse china of stealing military secrets and intellectual property from hacking president obama's facebook page to cyber attacks against u.s. flagship media like the new york times but a recent u.s.
congress report warns of going beyond online vandalism chinese penetration of defense systems threaten the u.s. military's readiness and ability to operate it said that could include u.s. satellites weapons start getting systems navigation computers and many more but are the chinese really the aggressors here as washington wants everyone to believe and is the united states really an innocent victim china's ministry of national defense claims sixty three percent of the one hundred forty four thousand monthly cyber attacks that it recorded last year came from the u.s. based be addresses while washington claims its military cyber programs are there only to defend the country's borders but the stuxnet virus signaled a new aggression experts have no doubt it was created by israel and the united states to derail iran's nuclear program both american and chinese leaders continue to shake hands and speak of fruitful cooperation at official meetings such real world optimism is undermined if not totally negated when it comes to cyberspace and
given reports of mutual cyber attacks intensifying in the last six seven months as well as beijing changing the man at the wheel it seems that only in competition between the superpowers will remain fractious if not downright dangerous. that the eleven year sentence for the explosive and convicted of involvement in the murder of russian journalist anna politkovskaya will stand the high court ruled the sentence is the judgment and rejected in the pool by lawyers the man just one of six suspects was found guilty of following the victim in preparation for the murder and a political skull was a prominent journalist writing on human rights violations in the russian republic of chechnya it's believed he was assassinated in two thousand and six because of her work. well i would say twenty twenty five minutes past the hour time for the latest business news with natasha she joins us now live in the studio natasha. a lot of the russian money seems to be flowing to and from cyprus at the mo what's going to happen to it if i actually cyprus defaults on its debt payments well
according to some estimates russia may lose as much as fifty billion dollars but experts say it's a very scary but a very unlikely scenario i will tell you why in a business bulletin after a very short break thank you. wealthy british style. time to rise. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds a report on r g.
twenty seven minutes past the hour here moscow you're watching the business program on our team. welcome russia may lose tens of billions of dollars if cyprus known for its lenient tax rates defaults on its debt the island state is urgently in need of about twenty three billion dollars to pay off some of its outstanding
obligations now the european policymakers accuse cyprus of being a hub for money laundering and they may offer aid with some serious strings attached if it doesn't get the cash cyprus may have to technically default and since there is a lot of russian money flowing through the island in fact according to the russians some troll bank last year about thirty percent of the country's investments abroad was in cyprus a default could mean a loss of about fifty billion dollars for russia's businesses and individuals to find out the implications of the scenario i asked patrick young of d.v. advisors if the accusations of money laundering in cyprus have any truth to them. are there are instances where there is money laundering has taken place through cyprus and so on well actually i would have no doubt that there is are we on the other hand saying that the fifty billion dollars worth of business of loans that
are sitting currently on the books of russian banks between russia and cyprus are all the result of money laundering of course not and this is really where the argument becomes disingenuous no matter how hard well organized the system there will always be a few people breaking the law to say there's no money laundering in any system would be as ridiculous as us taking a look at the traffic right now in new york or london or moscow and saying nobody out there is breaking the highway code the road lol of course they're breaking it there are blind to be a fraction of the people who are doing it ultimately cyprus has upgraded its money laundering in the course of the last few years into said very very good marks in various cases where people of the value into that it is running to european union standards which are a very high standard are there perhaps a few rotten apples in there i'm sure there may be but ultimately are we saying that cyprus is some sort of a chris psychotic narco.